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By Kelly Sargent

Sandy Hackett's Rat Pack Show

PAUL IS in Mason City being a trombone guy playing in Sandy Hackett's Rat Pack Show. It's the second night of two shows in Iowa. Last night they played Council Bluffs.

Here's the dish: Sandy Hackett is Buddy Hackett's son, and he can sound just like his dad when he wants to. Buddy was friends with all the original Rat Pack guys, and Sandy grew up a few houses away from Joey Bishop. This is what Sandy has to say about his dad and the genesis of the show.

"Not only was he my father, he was my best friend. He was also friends with Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis and Dean Martin and Joey Bishop, who lived up the street. He was Uncle Joey. This isn't me going out and doing research about strangers; this is me doing a show about my friends and my father's friends, so it's a labor of love."